It’s been about a month since I’ve taken the NAVLE and I am absolutely relieved and thrilled that it’s over. The months (and years) leading up to this exam were nerve-racking, stressful, and overwhelming. I felt that the more I studied, the less I knew. I also felt this same way while I was taking the exam. It was as if I kept forgetting more information as I completed another section on this exam. Am I saying this to scare you? Absolutely not. I mention this so you know it’s completely normal to feel this way during the exam. It’s information overload but as one of my professors calls it, a celebration of knowledge. Every vet student before me had told me the same thing and it wasn’t until I took it that I understood. It’s only a matter of time until fourth-years across the nation are finding out their NAVLE results. I truly believe that clinics are the best way of preparing for the NAVLE because you are seeing cases and actively learning. If you’re like me, you learn the best when you’re seeing it in person and being hands-on. I learned so much from my cases and a lot of what I saw in clinics came up on the NAVLE. It was exciting when I felt confident in answering a question because one of my former patients had the same disease or surgery. I also managed to finish 94% of VetPrep prior to taking my exam. I’m hoping all the hard work and studying will be in my favor. Good luck to everyone awaiting the news.